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M.E. Norman steamboat disaster...

Item # 588315

May 09, 1925

THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, May 9, 1925

* M.E. Norman steamer disaster (1st report)
* Negro Tom Lee (hero)
* Memphis, Tennessee

This 16 page newspaper has a four column headline on the front page: "More Than 20 Persons Perish in River Disaster on the Mississippi; Government Steamer Capsizes" with subheads. This is a 1st report coverage on the M.E. Norman steamer sinking at Memphis, Tennessee made famous for the heroic actions of negro Tom Lee.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Light browning with tiny binding holes along spine, otherwise nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century